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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Daniel Defoe. (1660?–1731)
 
 
1
    Wherever God erects a house of prayer,
The Devil always builds a chapel there; 1
And ’t will be found, upon examination,
The latter has the largest congregation.
          The True-Born Englishman. Part i. Line 1.
2
    Great families of yesterday we show,
And lords, whose parents were the Lord knows who.
          The True-Born Englishman. Part i. Line 1.
 
Note 1.
See Burton, Quotation 80. [back]
 

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